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. >> reporter: big crowds gathered in oakland to watch that final shuttle launch. >> 4, 3, 2, 1. liftoff. >> it was a full house at the space and science center. thousands of people filled the theater for a bittersweet watch. >> this is the last shuttle launch of and since america doesn't have a replacement vehicle, how long will it be before we get back into space? >> the end of the space program ace tough sell for some people. some people are not quite sure how it can be over. >>> we are learning more information on at that time jake plane crash in watsonville. it turns out there were four people on board, two adults and two children when it slammed into the side of a medical building. allie rasmus joins us now from the crash site. >> reporter: i want to share with you that we have just learned the names of the victims of that crash. a family member sent us a photo of them. they are david and dede haughton of santa cruz. they were killed in this crash. so were their sons, ryan and luke. they were on board of this plane that we're going to show you right here. this is where federal inve
. good morning -- good afternoon, rather. i'm tori campbell. america with another big win. the women's us soccer team is one step closer to winning the world cup. happening right now, a quick and decisive win for the americans in germany. jade hernandez is live in san francisco where fans braved the cold this morning to watch the excitement, jade. >> that's right. all of the ax may have taken place in germany, but all local fans had to do was look at the screen to see their girls clench another win. [cheering] >> it was an exciting game, you know, it's also a nail biter. >> reporter: this san francisco san franciscan is packed with fans, soccer fans and lovers of the game. we also caught these women tossing the ball back and forth along with the excitement, along with those drapes and the american support. these fans didn't mind the weather was foggy and cool because they support the team making it to sunday's world cup finals. the us team took on france today. the huge screen meant there wasn't a bad seat in the square in front of san francisco's city hall. >> there's nothing compared to
. >> the picasso sketch is not very big. but it's valued at at least $200,000. >>> anthony batts is making major changes to his department. new at noon, kraig debro joins us live to explain what changes are being made and what it means for public safety. >> we just got back from the press conference. the plan at police headquarters is to do more with less. the chief says they will be defending on the rank and file and on the public. >> what we're trying to do is build the capacity for the city of oakland, make the organization as sufficient as they possibly can. >> reporter: at the news conference, the police and command staff did their best to make lemon ade. budget cut and attrition have trimmed the staff. but there is a another reason for the reorganization. the compliance of the settlement agreement that dates back to two. the reorganization plan is to divide the current bureau of field operations into two bureaus. under the old plan there were three areas, each to be led by a deputy police chief. >> i'm not only taking by what's been run by captain area 1, 2, 3 will be run by a deputy chief
in the bathroom. >>> there -- there are big questions about how a stun gun ended up an jetblue plane. it was found fry night before crew members. a stun gun was found tucked into the back of a seat. at this point, it's not clear who the weapon belonged to or how it got on the plane. the tsa and the fbi are both investigating. >>> well, the locals and tours at lake tahoe are seeing shrinking beaches. after more than 61 feet of snow fell this season, the lake is right above the natural rim according to the the tribune. water authorities say it could be water -- later 24 month before the levels finally peak. >>> the snow amount had a rapid increase last week. it has a big decrease this week. temperatures in the mountains in the 30s. for us, a lot of 50s and there's still low clouds on the go. which is kind of rare. we have low clouds and mist. a lot 6 drizzle. it will be back tonight into tomorrow. cooler, breezy, windy. very cool this week all the way through thursday, maybe friday, breezy to windy. it does look like there will be some warming. although there is a discrepancy. one forecast model kee
bridge. so the resulting traffic backup while the investigation was going on was a big headache for commuters -- commuters. at this point, it's unclear if either the driver or the cyclist will be cited. kraig debora ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kraig. >>> san francisco police chief greg sur will hold a meeting tonight in an attempt to cool down tensions tied to a police shooting on saturday. it will be held at 6:00 at the bayview opera house. [ chanting ] >> a protest was held last night in downtown san francisco to express anger over the fatal shooting of 19-year-old parolee kenneth harding. the officers involved in the shooting say harding pulled a weapon and shot at them first. investigators say residue from a weapon was found on harding's hands. police arrested 35 people at the protest. demonstrators are being blamed for vandalism, breaking windows at the castro muni station and throwing rocks and smoke bombs. >>> president obama is scheduled to meet with republican leaders from the house of representatives in less than two hours to talk about the debt ceiling and defi
with a pancake breakfast. other events include a flag raising ceremony. a big band concert, a book sale and a parade. there are other other parades around the bay area today and fire works show tonight. we have an interactive map of all of them on the weekend extra tab at ktvu.com. the big fest fire works show will be in san francisco. the best seats will be along the waterfront where workers are setting up the aerial display. organizers say they will shoot 2,000 separate fire works into the skies tonight during the 20 minute show. one question is will fog be a problem? meteorologist steve paulson will have details on that. >>> president obama is spending this independence day with military families. the president, first lady, and their daughters are hosting a barbecue at the white house. tonight everyone will gather at the south lawn for a concert and fire works show. this is the third year the first family has honored military heros with a special fourth of july attribute. >>> troops deployed overseas are also celebrating. they are firing up a barbecue to celebrate the fourth. general
. there's a big difference. you can see the green along the peninsula. 70s there. 80s for some. that's at the napa airport. i think i saw 84 closer to town. a lot of fog. it's just not deep enough. it will make it over the golden gate bridge and then ainge jel island, it will start to get -- angle island, it will start to get dropped down. the system will lift it. probably won't be until 24, 36 hours. there it is. it cooks -- looks like cooler weather is on the way. fog near the coast, sun, a lot of it. plenty of temperatures that are warm to hot. there's others that are cool and foggy. we can go anywhere from 60s to near 100. a lost 80s in between. temperatures even out to the valley are very hot. 68 almeda, 97 brentwood, 93 livermore. 94 gill rear, 84 fremont. 88 saratoga and los gatos and then 60s, 70s. south, san francisco to the -- low 20 mid-80s on the peninsula. there are signs that cooler weather is on the way. for those looking for, that hang on. thursday it will be here. >> thank you, steve. >>> a huge crowd enjoyed a spectacular 4th of july fireworks show on san francisco'
of the neighbors around the pool. >> reporter: we know who did what and how courageous it sounds but the big question is what caused father and dotter to end up that bottom of the pool, kraig debro, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> pg&e is scheduled to remove a old gas line connected to the line that exploded introns san in san bruno. the california pu uc -- orders the removal. >> we will remove it over the next couple of days. >>> as the clock ticks closer to august 2 the two sides in the debt ceiling debate remain sharply divided. >> speaker of the house john boehner rallies support for his plan, would raise the debt ceiling for six months. the white house and democrats are endorsing a proposal from harry reid. >> we have 5 days remaining till a few republicans try our economy off a cliff. >> towards the future. we will pass this plan to cut spending and avoid greater economic stress on this country because it is the right thing to do. >> some house members are on board with the john boehner plan. a final vote isn't expected till later in the day. >>> out and protesters weigh in on t
, sal. >>> a disable the big rig that was calling a modular building has caused a massive traffic tieup. the chp says the driver apparently cost control on i-0 near 7th street just west of the bridge approach. the truck blocked the right two lanes. that was around 6:0. here0 -- 6:20. here is a look at the scene four hours later. and here it is now, this is i- 80 m fifth. you can see the traffic accident is gone an traffic is moving smoothly in that area. >>> casey anthony is not walking away a free woman just yet. she looked different when she came to court tau. she normally wore her hair in a bun but arrived with her hair down. she was given four years for lying to investigators. court officials believe she will be released next wednesday because of time served an good behavior. >> just as the jury spoke, on counts, one, two an three, by their verdict -- and three by their verdict. they also spoke loud and clear as to the remaining counts, four, five, six an seven -- and seven. >> an tony was acquitted for the more serious charges -- anthony was acquitted for the more serious charges,
. taking a live look at the big word. the dow is down -- at the big board. the dow is down and overseas asian markets closed up higher. the nikkei closed up 46 points. investors are optimistic that something will happen before next week. >>> the congress department released the home june sales. new home sales fell 1% to a rate of 312,000 homes sold per year but for the second year in a row, home pry iz -- home prices were up in 16 of the 20 largest cities. analysts say housing remains the weakest part of the u.s. economy. >>> president obama visited the norwegian embassy in washington this morning to pay his respects to the victims of the terrorist attacks. the lawyer for the admitted shooter is speaking publicly about the case. he says anders breivik was on some kind of stimulant drug at the time of the attacks and told him he was surprised that he wasn't dilled -- killed by police. >> this whole case as indicated is insane. he is in a war and he says the rest of the world, especially the western world, don't understand his point of view. that's in -- that in 60 years we'll understand
of being more worried about the election. >>> let's take a live look from the big board in new york city. currently you can see the dow is down 78 points. stocks fell after congress failed to reach the deal. at one point is was down to about 140 points. right now, the dow is down 78 points. nasdaq is down 12. s&p is down just 6. overseas stocks closed down in asia with investors there worried about the budget balance. japan's nikkei dropped 8/10. similar losses were seen in australia and in deya -- and india. >>> the debt showdown is forcing president obama to cancel several campaign fund- raisers. campaign officials say the president had to cancel two events planned for tonight at the nation's cap -- capitol. that's on top of two events this week, including one here in california. despite that, he's taking sometime some time off today to host the -- some time off today to host the san francisco giants. mr. obama will honor the work off the field in the community. the white house ceremony begins in just about an hour from now, at 1:00. >>> one day after same-sex marriages became legal in
it valley -- hayes valley. kevin mack was on a shuttle bus when it included -- collide with a big rig last thursday on oak and octavia boulevard. a viewing will be held tonight and the funeral is tomorrow. the crash is still under investigation. >>> the san francisco board of supervisors is expected to vote today on a controversial project by at&t. jade hernandez joins us live to explain what is behind the debate. i gather it's something right behind you, jade. >> reporter: that's right. this is a utility box similar to the ones in question. at&t wants boxes like these installed on private property not on public sidewalks, they say they have good reasons for the push. >> they often show up with graffiti. they are an eyesore. they are a hazard. and most important are they necessary. >> the man you heard from is from the pacific heights association. that association is one of 25 neighborhood groups opposed to the installation of more than 700 it additional utility boxes. today, the san francisco board of supervisors are expected to decide an appeal granting an environmental review of the imp
it's really cool and drizzly. so for july, this is a big departure from what we had last week, the 90s to 100s inland. not anymore. low clouds and fog, some of it holding on, but it's breezy and the pattern for july is below normal on temps and the wind is starting to pick up. clear lake, i don't think they'll hit that tomorrow. 60s and 70s elsewhere. fairfield 74, 72 walnut creek. that's cool for them. 78 in morgan hill, even san jose at 72. 72 santa clarra, 50s san mateo coast. souths in south san francisco and low 70s in the peninsula. to thursday, maybe a little cooler, away from the coast and a slight rebound into the weekend. for your weekend, claudine. >> can you work that out. >> i don't mind the cool now. but if you could work on the warm-up . >>> alcoholic energy drinks are one step closer to being banned in california. yesterday, the state assembly approved a bill banning the import, distribution or sale of alcoholic beverages laced with caffeine. critics say the drinks are aimed at young people and make it easy to drink too much. the changes must be made by the assembly be
is enjoying tv shows in his hospital room. >>> caltrans crews working to fix a big sinkhole on highwayy in san jose. it's on the south side of the freeway. the southbound sides of the freeway near west virginia street. it's a 30-foot gap under the median. the highway patrol closed one lane of the highway next to the median, and the alma avenue onramp. caltrans is estimating the repairs will take all day. agency officials say the sinkhole was probably caused by traffic vibrations and large trucks carrying heavy loads. >>> the bitter back and forth continued today between democrats and republicans over the debt limit. sniped at each other this morning, congressional leaders scheduled to meet with the white house once again today to try to work out a deal. president obama has said he wants an agreement at the end of the week declaring enough is enough. in the meantime, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke warned congress again today that a default on the nation's debt would be calamitous. >>> a scare late this morning in the south bay because of this accident and something the vehicle hit. the l
on the streets off. live in san jose, jade hernandez ktvu channel 2 news. >> big cutbacks took effect today at the san jose fire department. the department will put as many two fewer engines on the street on any particular day and it will cut staffing from five firefighters per truck to four. firefighters say it will hurt response time. >> as response times increase fire intensity grows, so upon arrival our firefighters are faced with a greater workload, higher risk and greater demand. >> while firefighters will be doing more work, they will be paid 10% less. >>> the oakland city council narrowly approved a budget last night that will allow the rehiring of police officers. mayor jean kwan cast the tie- breaking vote for a budget that provides funding for 22 officers laid off a year ago and also keep libraries and fire stations open but it does call for city worker furlough days, the budget still depends on concessions from five unions. it may need to be revised, depending on the outcome of those deals. >>> a 29-year-old clear lake man is behind bars in sonoma county this noontime suspected
at this as a theater or performing arts center again. >> the land lord has said he homes to find another big retailer for that location. a bankruptcy judge approved the company's liquidation plan yesterday for its remaining 399 u.s. stores. >>> the nfl lockout continues today despite owners agreeing to a tentative deal toned the four-month work stoppage. the deal was approved by every team, exempt the oakland raiders who abstained. players did not vote saying they had not seen a full proposal. if the players agree to the adocument, doors to be open as early as tomorrow. >> we crafted an agreement that is good for the game of football, good for the players, good for the clubs and most importantly good for our game and for our fans. the first game on the preseason schedule the august 7th hall of fame game has already been canceled. >>> still ahead, where you can take a trip across the pond. >> and where people are having a ball in the way area for a good cause. >>> taking a live look at wall street on wall street. a mixed day the caterpillar down but good news for chip makers helping nasdaq up 82. >>>
and the final chapter may be written for a book store chain. Ñw? >>> taking a live look at the big board on wall street, numbers are still in positive territory as there is still the ongoing negotiations over the debt ceiling debate right now in washington, d.c. right now the dow is currently up 15, nasdaq is up 19, s&p is up 3.5. >>> the oakland based clorox company is considering a $10.2 billion buy out offer from carl iconn who owns a percentage of the company already. >>> this weekend could be the last chapter for border stores in the area. they are the only local stores that remain open. 15 other bay area locations closed after the company filed for bankruptcy in february. after a deal for a private equity firm to buy the book chain failed, it could shut down all the remaining stores. a bankruptcy judge has given borders until 5:00 p.m. on sunday to find a new company to buy it, otherwise a bid from a liquidation company will be accepted. >>> major progress is being reported in the nfl lockout. sources familiar with the negotiations say a tentative agreement could come within 24 hours. just
be honored by the san francisco for another reason. >>> taking a live look at the big board on wall street, not even a strong string of earnings reports could scathe off investor worries on wall street. europe's banking troubles and and -- and an impasse over lifting the u.s.'s borrowing limits, the dow is down 127, nasdaq down 129. 911 s&p down 14. >>> later this morning, president obama announced his nomination. he nominated former ohio attorney general richard cordray to the new post. he was the leader among state regulators who challenged banks over their mortgage foreclosure practices. his nomination is expected to run into opposition from senate republicans and the financial services industry. >>> now another celebrity is getting an invitation to a marine it corps ball. >> i would take betty white. she's just funny. she's sweet. she's mature. she's the all-around perfect woman. >> that's sergeant lewis inviting betty white to be his date for the marine corps ball. she has not responded yet. justin timberlake said attending the ball is a way to honor your country. >>> a man in western
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